July 2012

How useful are online job postings?

I have discovered that I don't feel that online sources are the best way to search for a job.

I am one of those people who has wasted a lot of time by looking through job listings that have appeared online. The problem with online job listings I have since learned is that they may not actually represent a real job or it might be for a position that has already been filled. What a waste of time!

But there are online job postings out there that are worth the time sifting through. Being the finance guy that I am, I thought I will give you an excellent example of a source that I personally use. Job Search Digest is one such online source that is great because it sends lucrative jobs to your inbox and you can select exactly what types of positions you want to receive.

How successful individuals approach their work

I know some pretty successful people and they have certain beliefs that have guided them.

Successful people impose their will on time.

How many times have we waited until the last minute to finish up a project or other task that our bosses want us to complete? If you’re an above average employee or business person, then you will look to try and finish the job quickly and effectively and then move onto doing other things that will wow your boss and the people you work with.

The network you have is the one you established.

Don’t be afraid to distance yourself from people that are just not your type. Extraordinary employees want to work for extraordinary bosses. I really think it serves everyone reading this to go and take a few days to reflect on who you want to work with and the friends that you would desire to have. Then start attracting these people into your life.